This fall saw the online release of “Onban Senju Vol. 2” under the Senju Town Label project. The album was produced by ten “town recorders (reporters/recorders of local sounds and music) on the theme of the Senju neighborhood. A total of 13 tracks based on recorded sounds like station announcements, the voices of children at play, the sound of bustling back street bars at night and ohayashi festival music instantly conjure up scenes in the mind’s eye. For the “Sounds of Senju Vol. 2” event, participants listen to these tracks as they go around the various “track points,” or places around Senju where the audio snippets were recorded. Enjoy the convergence of sonic and communal experience unique to the time and place as you encounter performers, storytellers and “town recorders” around the Senju neighborhood.
Preparation: Pre-event listening to “Onban Senju Vol. 2”
“Onban Senju Vol. 2” has been released through online music distribution platform Bandcamp. Anyone can access these 13 audio tracks, produced by “town recorders”and based on the sounds of Senju, free of charge and with no registration necessary.
Listening to “Onban Senju Vol. 2”
(1) Pick up a map and “Sounds of Senju” kit from NAKACHO House in Senju
As well as the tools for enjoying the neighborhood through sound, participants will receive instruction from project director Wataru Asada on how to get the most out of the event.
First please make your way to reception at NAKACHO House.
Reception opening time: Play Side 1 10:00 – (Capacity: 50) / Play Side 2 13:30 – (Capacity: 50)
Reception location: NAKACHO House (29-1 Senju Nakacho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)
(2) Tour “track points” ＋ making your own impromptu album
For this day only, participants are able to visit the “track points” or locations of the audio sources recorded for “Onban Senju Vol. 2.” Not only can participants hear the unadulterated sounds as recorded on the album at the “track points,” but they can enjoy the live performances, workshops and more scheduled to take place there. Additionally, participants will be presented with a special limited bonus track for the day of the event only, featuring sound recordings made by the “town recorders” around Senju. And because the “Sounds of Senju” kits include a tape recorder, participants can also make their own recordings as they tour the “track points.” Try your hand at creating your own “live album” while you record the sounds of the neighborhood. We can send them to you later on request via mail.
*Tracks from Play Sides 1 and 2 are different so we recommend attending both listening sessions from beginning to end.
Time: Play Side 1 10:30 – 13:00 / Play Side 2 14:00 – 16:30
Venue: Various locations around Senju
(3)Reflecting on the day at the Listening Talk
At the end of the day participants and Senju Town Label project members talk frankly about their impressions of the day, Senju’s charms and the future of unique communication through music.
Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Venue: Nakacho Hikawa Shrine (48-2 Senju Nakacho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)
Appearances: Wataru Asada (Director, Senju Town Label project), Hajime Oishi (writer/editor), Makoto Oshiro (audio engineer), Shingo Mine (Director/editor of Atashisya, Fufu Shuppansha), others
*Priority to reservations. On a first- come-first-served basis.
Please reserve using either of the methods (1) or (2) below.
(1) Application Form
Please fill in the form here.
(2) Contact the office by telephone or e-mail.
Art Access Adachi “Downtown Senju – Connecting through Sound Art” office
Tel： 03-6806-1740 (13:00 – 18:00 (except Tuesday and Thursday))
*Please use the subject line “The Sounds of Senju” in your e-mail if using, and include your name, the number of participants, your contact details (telephone number/e-mail address) and participating program (1. Play 1 / 2. Play 2 / 3. LT [multiple program participation])
*Please set your devices to allow messages from firstname.lastname@example.org
*Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential, and used only to send you information from the organizer about this event.
Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju-Connecting through Sound Art Office
Contact Form: Please contact via the contact form on the official website.
Tel: 03-6806-1740 (13:00 – 18:00 except Tuesday and Thursday)
Various locations in Senju area
*Reception: NAKACHO House (29-1 Senju Nakacho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)